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'Harry Potter' Actor Barely Survives Broken Neck In Head-On Car Crash

3/8/2017 6:13 PM PST

Jim Tavaré -- best known for playing Tom the Innkeeper in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" -- is in ICU after suffering a broken neck and punctured lung in a nasty car accident.

The 54-year-old actor and comedian also broke 15 ribs and has fractures in his right leg and breastbone ... according to his wife, Laura ... who posted hospital pics. It's unclear where the head-on crash took place.

Laura wrote on Tuesday ... "Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head-on collision ... He’s had two blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery.”

Jim was able to give a thumbs up. Laura hasn't posted an update on his condition.

NFL's David Parry Charged In Golf Cart Attack ... Faces Serious Prison Time

3/7/2017 10:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Indianapolis Colts lineman David Parry has been formally charged with multiple felonies for allegedly beating up a taxi cart driver in AZ and stealing the vehicle ... and now prison time is in play.

As we previously reported, Parry was arrested on February 25 after cops say he went on a drunken violent bender in Scottsdale ... in which he also verbally attacked the police.

Now, court docs show Parry has been charged with felony robbery, felony unlawful use of transportation and misdemeanor threats.

If convicted on all counts, Parry could face more than 5 years behind bars.

He's due back in court to be arraigned later this week. 

Jackie Warner Arrest Video Tense Moment at Gunpoint ... 'Stay in the F***ing Car!'

3/5/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jackie Warner came face-to-face with a cop's gun during her arrest in West Hollywood, and TMZ obtained some intense video of her brief standoff with law enforcement. 

The video shows an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy aiming the gun while Jackie is behind the wheel of her car. The deputy's barking commands at Jackie, like ... "stay in the f****** car!" Jackie eventually emerged, in handcuffs, a white t-shirt, and a towel wrapped around her waist.

We broke the story ... the fitness queen crashed her car in WeHo, and when cops showed up things went south. Law enforcement sources say she backed into a patrol car ... forcing a deputy to jump out of harm's way, and leading to what happened in this video.

Jackie was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon. As for the towel around her waist ... we're guessing deputies put it on her. She was not wearing pants because, as sources connected to Jackie put it, she was "sleep driving" on Ambien. 

8:27 AM -- Jackie's rep tells TMZ, "It is unfortunate that a bystander filmed Jackie without her knowledge and then released that footage to the media in an obvious attempt to humiliate her."  The rep goes on, "Jackie was in an extremely vulnerable state, having driven in her sleep after taking doctor-prescribed Ambien." 

Kris Jenner Rolls-Royce Accordion Up for Sale

2/19/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The car Kris Jenner totaled just off the 101 can now be yours for about half its original sticker price.

Kris' discarded Roll-Royce is sitting on an L.A. car auction lot ... and the opening bid is $195k. Here's the good news ... the car still runs, but barely.

Kris' insurance company got the car after declaring it totaled, and then sold it to a random guy who's now trying to cash in on the Kardashian name.

The car retailed for around $400k, so a bargain, right?

We broke the story ... Kris got cut off this past summer, causing her to crash her new ride, which was just a week old. Luckily, she had another one shipped out the next day.

Like we said, the wrecked Rolls still works -- but can only go forward and backward for now. In other words ... it needs to be fixed up before it can hit the streets again.

BTW ... a brand new Rolls-Royce runs anywhere between $250k to upwards of $400k, and we're guessing Kris spared no expense on her own. Question here ... is KUWTK worth it?

Paul Walker Death Lawsuit Porsche Celebrated Carrera Crashes

2/15/2017 4:11 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

A Porsche employee gleefully shared news with fellow employees of a slew of crashes of the Porsche Carrera GT -- the model in which Paul Walker died -- saying it would boost the value of the remaining cars.

In new legal docs obtained by TMZ, lawyers in Meadow Walker's wrongful death lawsuit against the car company revealed Porsche concealed emails from them ... emails about the Carrera.

One of the lawyers for Paul's daughter was reviewing company emails on his office computer that were heavily redacted. The lawyer was shocked when he reviewed the same emails on his iMac home computer and found he could see the portions that were not visible on the office computer.

Among the emails from 2006, an employee wrote as many as 200 of the 1280 Carrera GTs which Porsche had produced had been "totaled" in the first 2 years they were sold ... 2004 - 2006.

The Porsche employee who wrote the email goes on to say, "This would be great news to the remaining owners as the GT becomes more rare."

The employee also told this story ... "Another Carrera bites the dust as a bodyshop mechanic who claimed he was going less than 30 MPH smashed into a telephone poll. Looks like he was going more than 30 to me!"

There's another email from another employee who is reacting to the number of wrecks, saying, "This is in the back of my head every time I get behind the wheel of one of these. It's just hidden behind the shit-eating grin!"

Paul died in 2013 when he was a passenger in a Carrera GT that swerved out of control, hit a lamp post and tree and then burst into flames.

We reached out to Meadow's lawyer, Jeffrey Milam, who told us, "Any ethical company would have withdrawn the car from the market -- or, at the very least, warned the public about its dangers."

The lawyers are asking the judge to impose sanctions on Porsche for allegedly deliberately hiding the emails from them.

We called Porsche ... so far, no response.

Mischa Barton Crashes U-Haul into Apartment

2/12/2017 6:58 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mischa Barton crashed into an apartment building Saturday night ... literally, with the help of a U-Haul.

Mischa moved out of the West Hollywood building in which she had been living ... this after a meltdown caught on video which resulted in her hospitalization late last month.

The 'O.C.' star put all her stuff in the U-Haul and drove to another WeHo building right below the Sunset Strip, but she misjudged the height of the carport and the top of the U-Haul slammed into the overhead support.

She was clearly shaken after the crash, saying everything she owns is inside the vehicle.

It's a little weird ... she moved out of her old apartment Wednesday but it seems she was driving the U-Haul around town for several days before landing at her new digs.

Mischa's old neighbors had complained she was disruptive to the point cops were called every few months.


Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Warnings and Lawsuits Over ATV

2/7/2017 12:50 AM PST
Exclusive Details

Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter, Maddie, probably should not have been a driver or a passenger in the Polaris that flipped over and critically injured her, and we've learned there's been a big problem with the company's ATVs rolling over.

The Polaris in question, the RZR 170, has an instruction manual which reads in part, "Never allow a child under age 10 to operate or ride as a passenger in this vehicle." There is a qualifier ... "Permit continued use only if you [the parent] determine that your child has the ability and maturity to operate safely."

Maddie is not close to 10 ... she's 8 years old.

We've also found lawsuits involving RZRs that flip over. In one case, the RZR -- not the 170 -- rolled and the metal portions of the roll cage pinned the driver's head and neck, fracturing his spine.

There's another case in which a RZR flipped and the driver was severely injured when the roll cage collapsed on her.

We contacted the company that appears to have sold Maddie's family the RZR 170, but they had no comment other than to offer prayers to the child.

A spokesperson for Polaris tells us, "The safety of our riders is our absolute top priority. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."

TMZ broke the story ... Maddie was critically injured Sunday when her RZR flipped over and submerged into a pond, trapping her underwater for several minutes as her mother and stepfather frantically tried to remove her seat belt.


Weston Cage Busted for DUI After Wild Chase

2/6/2017 6:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nic Cage's son, Weston Cage, was arrested for DUI after fleeing cops, taking down some mailboxes and a street sign and losing a tire.

Weston was driving in the San Fernando Valley at around noon Saturday when he got in a minor car accident. He exchanged info with the other driver, but then thought cops were about to arrive so he booked it.

Law enforcement tells us about a mile from the crash, Cage lost control of his car, veered onto a lawn, and took out a row of mailboxes. He wasn't done ... he went across the lawn and took out a street sign.

Cage stopped with the help of a tree he hit, losing a tire in the process.

He was arrested and booked for DUI, but en route he went to the hospital to get checked out.

ATL Braves Player Survives Fiery Car Crash T-Boned By Stolen Cop Car

1/30/2017 11:17 AM PST
Breaking News

Terrifying video of Atlanta Braves infielder Sean John Rodriguez ... whose SUV was t-boned by a stolen cop car while driving with his family. 

It all went down in Miami on Saturday ... Rodriguez and his family were just on a regular outing in their black Chevy Suburban when the stolen cop car plowed into them and exploded into flames. 

The suspect had allegedly stolen the car from a nearby restaurant after distracting the officers -- and was speeding off when he crashed into Rodriguez. The suspect was killed in the crash. 

Rodriguez appeared okay -- his wife and 2 children (8 years old and 2 years old) were hospitalized. The kids are in serious but stable condition. His wife is in fair condition ... according to our friends at WSVN.com

A good Samaritan on scene saw the crash and helped pull the family out of the car. 

The Braves issued a statement saying their thoughts and prayers are with the Rodriguez family. 

Chris Brown Suspends All Driving Privileges After Lambo Crash

1/29/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown believed in "it ain't no fun if the homies can't get none," but that's all coming to a screeching halt after a friend totaled his insanely expensive Lamborghini Aventador.

We're told Chris went nuclear after he was told about TMZ's story with the photo showing the $500k Lambo crushed on Coldwater Canyon in a single car accident.

As we reported, the driver left the scene, so cops don't know who was behind the wheel. We're told Chris knows exactly who was driving and "went off" on the guy, but Brown has no real recourse because his "friend" doesn't have a pot to piss in.

The "friend" told Chris he was not under the influence ... he just lost control. Unclear if Chris is buyin' that.

Chris had given 7 friends permission to drive his fleet of cars -- but after the accident he told all of them to hand in the keys.

Expensive lesson learned.

Chris Brown Old Lambo Totaled in Bev Hills

1/26/2017 11:19 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown's Lamborghini Aventador is chilling on a scrap heap after a mysterious crash completely destroyed the exotic sports car ... TMZ has learned.

The whip -- which retails for $400k-$500k -- wrecked in Bev Hills early Tuesday morning, but police have no idea who was behind the wheel because it was abandoned when they arrived on scene.

We're told the Lambo is still registered to Chris, and even though he lets friends drive it ... he had no knowledge it was being driven the night of the crash. Although it has a matte black wrap now -- you can still see the car's original orange paint underneath.

Police say because it was a single car wreck, and nothing else was damaged ... it's a low priority investigation. We're guessing Chris doesn't feel the same way. 

AGT Winner Neal E. Boyd Terrible Crash ... Condition Serious

1/22/2017 7:10 AM PST
Breaking News

"America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd was involved in a single car crash that was so serious it sent his vehicle flying in the air. 

The opera singer -- who won Season 3 of 'AGT' -- ran off a road in Scott County, Missouri at 8:45 AM, crashed into a tree, which then sent his car flying, and then into another tree.

There was also a passenger in the car ... it appears to be his 62-year-old mother.

Boyd reportedly was not wearing his seat belt. He and his mom are in serious condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Justin Bieber Bad-Luck Ferrari Sells at Auction

1/22/2017 7:18 AM PST

Justin Bieber showed up at a huge car auction to help fetch a fortune for a car he's probably more than happy to unload.

Justin arrived at the Velocity Barrett-Jackson auction Saturday in Arizona to help put his Ferrari 458 on the block. You heard him (below) talk about the car before the bidding starts.

Justin and the auctioneer reference the car's history ... among other things, it was nailed by paparazzi on an L.A. freeway. It was also the car Bieber's pal Lil Twist was driving January 1, 2013, when a photog, who was following him, was struck and killed by another car.

The Ferrari went for $434,500.